Tag Archives: Branson

PGA Champions Tour Coming to Southwest Missouri

TopOfTheRockGolf

The PGA Champions Tour event that will be held this summer at Big Cedar Lodge’s Top of the Rock golf course is expected to introduce the scenic beauty and outdoor recreational opportunities of Southwest Missouri to a worldwide audience. Gov. Jay Nixon joined PGA TOUR officials at a news conference broadcast live on the Golf Channel to announce that the ... Read More »

What’s New in Branson for 2014?

See Elvis at Legends in Concert.

Branson has lots of theaters offering live shows with entertainment choices from Broadway songs to Country music, Rock ‘n’ Roll, to magic and comedy! A trip to Branson is not complete without experiencing Silver Dollar City, an 1880-style award-winning theme park where you’ll find authentic Ozarks history along with crafts, eateries, six festivals and thrilling rides. Visitors can enjoy three ... Read More »

Missouri Indoor Water Parks Make Winter Vacations Easy

Coco Keys Water Resort in Kansas City.

When Missouri’s winter winds start to bite, the daydreams begin: sun-warmed beach, surfing, swimming, floating lazily down a warm stream.  Fortunately, you don’t have to hop a plane to one of the coasts or a tropical island.  Just head to one of the Show-Me State’s many indoor pools and water parks for some weather-proof fun and relaxation the whole family ... Read More »

Silver Dollar City Makes a Holiday Best Bet

silver dollar city old time christmas

Branson is known for its all-year-round heartland experiences. A lot of what keeps the vacation destination busy in the winter has a lot to do with shopping and shows but, also, the warm and cheerful feeling you get from visiting Silver Dollar City’s An Old Time Christmas. Recently, Silver Dollar City was named by USA Today  as one of the ... Read More »

The Weirdest Shows and Attractions in Branson

Billy Billee, Billy Bob and Billy Joe. If you like caricatures of backwoods hayseeds and Maria Callas arias you could do a lot worse.

As long as I can remember, the weird, freaky, outré, bizarre, macabre, mysterious and different have appealed to me. I’ve always preferred dusty used book shops to chain retailers; antiques, pawn shops, thrift stores and flea markets to big-box stores; and horror/sci-fi/suspense/mystery/true crime books and movies to action movies, romantic comedies and “literature.” I suppose it’s that predilection that always ... Read More »

Branson 101

Branson: how to get here, where to stay and what to do.

Are you a Branson-newbie? A lot of people we talk to have a Branson vacation on their “bucket list,” but often, they don’t know where to start or how to explain this crazy and unique destination to their friends and family. Here’s a quick overview of all the essentials you need to know. 1.)    Where is Branson and how do ... Read More »

Create Your Own Art: Family Arts and Crafts

Kids can express their creative sides in pottery classes around the state.

Throughout Missouri’s museums and exhibits you’ll find plenty of opportunities for the family to create their own arts and crafts. Here are a few stops to check out along the way … NORTHWEST Start your family arts and crafts adventure at the Puppetry Arts Institute , in Independence, to learn the history of puppetry and watch a featured presentation. Visit ... Read More »

Facing Outlaw Run

Ben on Outlaw Run

Missouri Division of Tourism staff photographer @Ben2Mo recently returned from Silver Dollar City in Branson, where he was among the first to ride the theme park’s new Outlaw Run roller coaster. To see how he experienced the coaster, watch the video and pay close attention to his facial expressions. When Ben regained full use of his faculties, we sat down for ... Read More »

Branson in Running to Host SoMeT

Branson is one of 13 cities in the running to host the Social Media Tourism Symposium (#SoMeT13US is the hashtag to follow on Twitter). The host city of this tourism-focused, social media conference will be chosen via tournament-style voting on Facebook. “Branson is ideally suited for this conference. With new flights on Southwest Airlines it is easy to get here. ... Read More »

Branson Offers Plenty of Winter Fun

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You want to take a trip to Branson, but it’s the middle of winter and most live performers are on their annual break. So, there’s nothing to do there, right? Wrong. Branson offers plenty of things to do year-round, even during the winter months when the majority of live shows are on hiatus. What can you do? Well, you could ... Read More »